Security flaw opens locked iPhone

Agencies beware: A flaw in iOS 6.1 and some earlier versions allows someone to bypass the phone's screen lock and gain access to voice functions and contact lists.

Cybersecurity

Good Vault wears iPhone security on its sleeve

Good Technology's product fits over an iPhone 4 or 4s and contains a smart-card or microSD reader for two-factor authentication.

Will Apple app development move outside its control?

Developers are bending the rules to get their iPhone apps to do what they want, something agencies using iOS devices should keep an eye on.

What ICE's choice of iPhones says about agencies' mobile plans

Government users don't want to have to carry two phones, and instead want to be able to use their own devices at work. And since iPhones have become popular among consumers, those are what government agencies want to use.

Does the iPad have the footprint for field work?

Apple's smaller version of the iPad fits in one hand, which could prove useful to agencies with employees in the field.

Cybersecurity

iPhone erodes BlackBerry's last enterprise edge – security

IT administrators, noting steady improvements to the iPhone's security since its debut, are finding fewer reasons to hold on to BlackBerry.

iPhone 5 slims down, speeds up

A larger screen, faster processor and new operating system are just some of the new features you find in apple's new smart phone.

State & Local

Public safety network has ‘eye-opening’ first real-world test

Police on the street and in the crowd used iPhones for encrypted voice, data and video, free of the congestion that can hamper a commercial wireless network.

Cybersecurity

Leaked Apple IDs traced to Blue Toad, not FBI

Those Apple Unique Device Identifiers leaked last week by AntiSec, which claimed to have stolen them from an FBI computer, actually originated with a company that develops iOS apps for magazine publishers.

Cybersecurity

Scrap the app: Smart-phone users getting wary over privacy

People are starting to get suspicious about what apps take from them, and are declining to download, a Pew study shows.

Cybersecurity

What OS X Mountain Lion can do for the enterprise

As more agencies adopt Apple's mobile devices, the new OS' security, messaging and synch-ability could make the workplace more efficient and enjoyable.

Cloud & Infrastructure

App breaks through the mobile compatibility wall

The Citrix Receiver app can keep agencies' mobile devices securely connected regardless of platforms.

With Apple deal, GPO a step closer to 'where we are going'

The Government Printing Office adds the Apple iBookstore to its growing list of outlets for electronic versions of federal books.

Free app brings the database to iPhones, iPads

FileMaker Go 12 will display your database optimally for mobile devices, though only for those running iOS.

Cybersecurity

Gauss malware, Apple iPhone show what encryption can do

Agencies wondering whether to encrypt their data or mobile devices should take note of the trouble encryption is giving security researchers and the worries it gives the Justice Department.

Beware the price of free campaign apps

Some political campaign apps are a lot like politicians; they seem to be more interested in what they can collect than what they deliver.

VA, DOD joint office delivers mobile app for PTSD patients

PE Coach app gives PTSD sufferers a central site to track their therapy sessions and more.

Great mobile app: Census data you can actually use

The America's Economy app goes beyond being a window into a database, it provides a stream of important, regularly updated reports accompanied by graphs.

Cybersecurity

iPad, iPhone's kernel-up security could be a better bet for gov

At Black Hat, Apple's security chief gave a rare look into how the company hardens its iOS operating system.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Reporting potholes in Minneapolis? There's an app for that

Minneapolis upgrades its citizen services with a new mobile reporting system that put the city network in the cloud.

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